SEO and Business Growth Today with Glen Allsop

Glen Allsop: I am so happy you asked me that. So let’s just say, if a no-name person, no one you’ve ever met, no one you’ve ever contact with, somehow got to get in front of you, if it was a Twitter DM or an email, and they said, “Hey Pat! I’m friends with Casey Neistat and I would love him to kind of promote what you’re working on.” You do not care who they are, what kind of relationship you’ve had with them in the past, you are responding to that message. Pat Flynn: One hundred percent. Glen: So, they’re— Pat: You’re listening to one of the several amazing strategies that our special guest today has mentioned on this particular episode. Pat: This is Glen Allsop, formerly from viperchill.com, although I think he still has that website. You may remember that name from episode 3. Yes, episode 3 of […]

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How Alex from Travel Fashion Girl Built Her Empire

Alex Jimenez: I don’t know even know how to explain it, because it really was such a whirlwind. It was cool to see the opportunities, but again, I don’t think I quite understood the possibility behind it. I thought, “Man, if I can make enough money; a couple of hundred dollars a week or something, where I could just cover the cost of my travel.” Pat Flynn: You are listening to Alex from TravelFashionGirl.com, an amazing friend of mine who I’ve gotten to know very well over the last year. She has a great story about how she almost stumbled upon her niche, which is the travel industry, through a lot of experiences, and problems, and people that she had experienced on her own travels. She built this website and it took off and it became a world wind . . . a world wind? A whirlwind of an opportunity […]

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When “All of the Good Ideas are Already Taken”

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of niches out there, don’t worry. This post takes you through the niche selection tips you need to get started in your business. Pat Flynn December 17, 2018 In this post, I’m here to share tips to help you pick a niche for your business. And not just any niche—the right niche for you. We’ll cover everything about niche selection including: The difficulty of selecting a niche. Why you shouldn’t focus on a brand new niche. Why better is better in niche selection. The key to niche selection: delivering value to your audience. How to focus on specializing in your niche. Most people tell me that all of the good ideas (or keywords) are already taken, that there is too much competition and no more room left for them. If you feel this way, or you know someone who does, this post will […]

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SPI 238: How Marco Schwartz Built a Business Based on the Internet of Things

I love sharing success stories from Smart Passive Income Podcast listeners. I’m constantly amazed at the creativity and drive of this community, and this week’s guest is no exception. Here today is Open Home Automation‘s Marco Schwartz, an online entrepreneur who teaches others how to program their own home automation systems using simple tutorials and tools. Before he started his business, Marco loved using his programming expertise to connect different home automation systems for even greater ease of use—building an “Internet of Things,” as it’s often called. He began building tutorials for his favorite projects and posting them online for other passionate programmers to learn. Within a year, OpenHomeAutomation.net went from 20 visitors a day to 2,000. Marco found success by consistently providing value to his audience, optimizing his website and business processes, and carving out space in a niche he loved. His story is the perfect lesson for online entrepreneurs everywhere—just listen in! Thanks […]

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SPI 237: An Online Business Success Story. . .in Knitting, with Lauren from Girly Knits

Online business owners often say that you can build a successful business in any niche—even “in knitting,” as the cliché goes. Well, today’s guest proves it can be done: She’s built a booming online business creating totally awesome knitting patterns, and she’s here to tell us how it’s done. Lauren creates custom knitting patterns and earns a passive income selling them through her website, Girly Knits. Thanks to smart strategy, some clever branding, and one very successful owl hat, Lauren has carved out a unique place in her niche and turned a profit doing what she loves most. (She even scored a spot on a reality TV show for knitting all-stars—and won!) Lauren’s story is proof that with the right strategy, any passion can become a profitable online business. Tune in to hear her straightforward approach to branding her business, building her audience across multiple social channels, and navigating the challenges of working from home. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining me […]

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Multiple Successful Businesses in Multiple Niches with Scott Turner

Running a successful online business takes serious effort. Today’s guest doesn’t just run one successful online business—he runs several! I first connected with Scott Turner through his company Green Building Education Services when I was just starting out, building my own Green Exam Academy. When I re-connected with him at the 1-Day Business Breakthrough, I realized that Scott hadn’t just stopped there. He’d launched several businesses across a variety of niches. Now, he’s enjoying multiple income streams and living the passive income lifestyle. Scott’s here today to share just how he operates in many spaces at once. He’ll share the skills and strategies he’s honed through launch after launch, as well as the failures he’s learned from along the way. Even if you’re still getting your very first business off the ground, Scott’s got some crucial wisdom for you to hear. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave […]

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